As seen on WBEZ

More than 1,000 people stood in slush and freezing drizzle Sunday to take part in a prayer vigil outside an Aurora manufacturing plant where five people were fatally shot Friday.

In front of hand-painted wood crosses and a growing mound of flowers, candles and victim photos, Rev. Dan Haas said the “senseless killings” at Henry Pratt Co. had devastated the community.

“We are so saddened, Lord, by what has happened in our city,” Haas said, leading a prayer. “We know that you have not forgotten us, not forsaken us.”

“We think of the verse that is on these crosses — that God is close to the those who are crushed in spirit and broken-hearted,” Haas said.

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